Oregon police chief orders review of use of force at protest


Police deploy flash bang grenades during a rally in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. Small scuffles broke out Saturday (AP Photo/John Rudoff)

Portland police are accused of being heavy-handed and reportedly causing some injuries against people protesting a rally by extreme-right demonstrators.

The city’s new police chief on Sunday called for a review of officers’ use of force, which included stun grenades.

The Oregon chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Portland chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America said police on Saturday primarily focused on protecting the extreme-right demonstrators, who included members of organizations described as hate groups.

Police Chief Danielle Outlaw, who took the job less than a year ago and is Portland’s first…

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